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Lessons learned from 90 years in banking

The Banker at 90: lessons learned from nine decades in banking

January 4, 2016

As The Banker celebrates its 90th anniversary, Philip Alexander explores the archives to find out what has changed – and how far history keeps repeating.

Banks adjust to stress-testing as supervisory tool

January 4, 2016

With post-crisis recapitalisations hopefully in the past, stress-testing has become a means to push banks to enhance their risk and data governance.


Why better models do not always lead to better decisions

January 26, 2015

Executives who live with uncertainty should resist the fallacy of arithmetic precision when making investment decisions, says Georgios Samakovitis of the University of Greenwich.

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Eurozone banks beyond the comprehensive assessment

December 1, 2014

There were few surprises in the outcome of the European Central Bank’s asset quality review and stress test, but the results highlight what still needs to be done.

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2014: the year of banks behaving badly

December 1, 2014

Growing geopolitical risk and the rising toll of misconduct fines overshadowed what should have been a year of strengthening economic recovery.

Dos and don'ts of fraud

Dos and don’ts of preventing fraud in a bank

April 1, 2014

The damage that a fraud investigation can wreak on a bank is already well documented, but what measures can banks take to protect themselves against such incidents and minimise the repercussions if a fraudster does slip through the net? 

M&A – the missing piece of the regulatory puzzle

March 24, 2014

The regulation of the global financial sector should be extended to include intensive monitoring of merger and acquisition deals, which are a key source of instability.

Time for banks to reflect on branding

Time for banks to reflect on branding

December 2, 2013

In their pursuit of new money, private banks are trying to build up brand recognition, be it by highlighting their traditional values or the way they have embraced the digital revolution.

A dictionary of difficulties from 2012

December 3, 2012

If 'algorithms, bail-ins and cajas' were the ABC of banking in 2012, what will be the new buzzwords? Philip Alexander looks at the phrases that defined 12 months of pain, and suggests some words to watch in 2013.

how Sberbank is looking beyond Russia

Gref's global vision: how Sberbank is looking beyond Russia

November 1, 2012

The acquisition of an investment bank and subsidiaries across emerging Europe are transforming Sberbank from Russia's retail savings bank of choice into a genuine international player, just as Western competitors are retreating. But its management team is treading carefully.

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